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Old 08-14-2010, 03:25 PM   #11
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Re: Battery Monitor

I was advised regarding the AC meter that it's most useful for for full hookup places that might have "dirty" power (frequent swings in voltage) and especially "weak" power -- significantly under 110v. But as a relative newbie who dry camps mostly, I haven't bought anything yet.

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Old 08-14-2010, 04:59 PM   #12
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Re: Battery Monitor

It would definitely give you some feedback about the AC voltage. More knowledge is always good in my opinion. But without some sort of protection then your only choice would be to disconnect from the AC.

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I was advised regarding the AC meter that it's most useful for for full hookup places that might have "dirty" power (frequent swings in voltage) and especially "weak" power -- significantly under 110v. But as a relative newbie who dry camps mostly, I haven't bought anything yet.

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Old 08-15-2010, 09:55 PM   #13
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Bruce,

In my opinion a good surge protector with built in testing like this one http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...analyzer/35145 is a better bet then an AC voltmeter. I always plug ours in first, before hooking up the trailer's power cord. By the time you see it on a voltmeter any over voltage (or other problems) have already zipped through all your trailer's electric circuits. But, on the downside, surge protection is much more expensive.

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Take a look at the monitors, AC and DC, that I found at Camping world: http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...d&Nty=1&Ntpc=1

Anyone have any familiarity with either of these products? An old-timer told me that an AC meter was a good idea for full hook-up sites to make sure that you don't unknowingly trash your trailer's electricals.

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